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Antebellum South Cruise

Rates & Dates:

Trip Length: 9 Days/ 8 Nights

Prices from: $1,999 pp/do*

Single Price: $2,999 pp

2017 Dates: Mar 12, 26; Apr 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; May 7, 14, 21, 28; Jun 4, 11, 18, 25; Sept 3, 10, 17, 24; Oct 1; Nov 5, 12

Ships: American Duchess
American Queen

Notes: *PAY IN FULL AT TIME OF BOOKING FOR DISCOUNT. Port Fees $169 Per Person
*Per Person/Double Occupancy. Special Single Rates apply where listed.

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The Old South is about traditions, nostalgia, and hospitality. You’ll experience all three on these American Queen cruises. On the lower Mississippi River, you’ll visit small river towns, big, bustling cities of music, and plantations with the best views of the river. Embark on the Great River Road!

Antebellum South 2017 Schedule Aboard the American Queen

  • March 12: New Orleans, RT
  • March 26; April 9, 23; May 7, 21; June 4, 18; Sept 10, 24; Nov 5: Memphis to New Orleans
  • April 2, 16, 30; May 14, 28; June 11, 25; Sept 3, 17; Oct 1; Nov 12: New Orleans to Memphis

Antebellum South 2017 Schedule Aboard the American Duchess

  • June 4, 18; Sept 24; Oct 8, 22; Nov 5, 19: New Orleans to Memphis
  • June 11, 25; Sept 17; Oct 1, 15, 29; Nov 12: Memphis to New Orleans
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Fares will include:

  • Complimentary shore excursions in every port
  • Complimentary overnight stay in a select luxury hotel before your voyage – includes breakfast, taxes, porterage and transfers to the American Queen
  • Complimentary wine and beer with dinner
  • Complimentary cappuccino, espresso, specialty coffees, bottled water and soft drinks throughout your voyage
  • The family recipes of acclaimed Southern chef Regina Charboneau
  • The only steamboat with multiple specialty dining options, all at no additional charge
  • Gracious service from a friendly all-American staff
  • Casual elegance abounds, no formal wear required
  • Daily lectures by the Riverlorian, our onboard historian
  • Professional showboat-style entertainment and dancing nightly
  • Our own dedicated fleet of Steamcoaches
  • The most all-inclusive American river voyage
  • The only authentic steam-powered overnight paddlewheel riverboat in America
  • The greatest vacation value in America

Antebellum South
Memphis to New Orleans: September 17; October 1, 15, 29; November 12
New Orleans to Memphis: September 24; October 8, 22; November 5, 19

 

Fares
Prices are per person, based on double cabin occupancy

Departures OS LFS DS VS IS
Sept 17, 24;
Oct 1, 8, 15, 22, 29;
Nov 5, 12, 19.
$9499 $7499 $6999 $4999 $2999

Daily Itinerary

Day 1: Overnight Deluxe Hotel Stay in Memphis, TN

Day 2: Embark in Memphis, TN

Day 3: Helena, AR

Day 4: Vicksburg, MS

Day 5: Natchez, MS

Day 6: Baton Rouge, LA

Day 7: St. Francisville, LA

Day 8: Nottoway, LA

Day 9: Disembark in New Orleans, LA

 

*New Orleans Itinerary operates in reverse

2017 New Orleans to Memphis Departures

Music of America:

March 19th

Fares Start at $1899 pp/do ($2999 Single)

Antebellum South:

Apr 2nd, 16th, 30th, May 14th, 28th, Jun 11, 25th, Sept 3rd, 17th, Oct 1st, Nov 12th.

Fares start at $1899 pp/do ($2999 Single)

Musical Heritage of the Delta:

Nov 26th

Fares start at $1799 pp/do ($2699 Single)

Holiday- Christmas Markets

Dec 10th

Fares start at $1799 pp/do ($2699 Single)

 

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Overnight Deluxe Hotel in New Orleans, LA

Day 2: Embark in New Orleans, LA

Board the American Queen this morning before our 5pm departure.

Day 3: Oak Alley, LA

The always popular and often-photographed Oak Alley in Saint James Parish will leave you in wonder of the 300 year-old oak trees that line the path to the gorgeous white house. Learn about the history and culture of the region, while dreamily walking in the trees. Sip a Mint Julep during your guided tour of the Big House, and suddenly you’ll be living in a different time.

Day 4: St. Francisville, MS

The original settlement of Bayou Sara was destroyed by flooding and fires. Many of the structures were hauled up the bluff to St. Francisville, where they still stand. The southern charm is evident as soon as you walk past the Spanish moss-covered trees between touring their historic homes, beautiful churches and taking pictures with your friends in their breathtaking parks.

Day 5: Natchez, MS

Natchez Indians and the first French explorers shared this beautiful piece of the river for many years. Officially founded in 1716, Natchez is the oldest city on the Mississippi River. Wherever you go, you’ll experience another piece of history, including unique shops, restaurants, museums and the historic homes of Natchez.

Day 6: Vicksburg, MS

Civil War history is alive in Vicksburg, Lincoln’s ‘Key to the South.’ This vital river port city has since become a rich historical visit for tourists who want to learn about the battles of Vicksburg, as well as visit their museums.

Day 7: River Cruising

Enjoy the mighty Mississippi! Take a dip in the pool, visit with friends over drinks, or learn about life on the river from the Riverlorian!

Day 8: Helena, AR

In the Valley of Crowley’s Ridge sits the town that time forgot. Helena stands for simplicity and history. Boutiques and local stores thrive – there are no strip malls or large chain stores here. Visit Freedom Park, part of the National Park Service’s National Underground Railroad Network to Freedom. Explore artifacts of Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, the Civil War and more in the Helena Museum. Learn about the Blues at the Delta Cultural Center. And Helena has so much more to offer – we’re proud to visit aboard the American Queen!

Day 9: Disembark in Memphis, TN

2017 Roundtrip New Orleans Departures:

Big Band Swing:

Feb 26th, Mar 5th | Fares from $1799 pp/do ($2699 Single)

Antebellum South:

March 12th | Fares from $1799 pp/do ($2699 Single)

New Year’s Celebration:

December 25th | Fares from $1799 pp/do ($2699 Single)

 

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Overnight Deluxe Hotel in New Orleans, LA

Day 2: Embark in New Orleans, LA

Board the American Queen this afternoon before our steamboat departs New Orleans at 5pm.

Day 3: Oak Alley, LA

The always popular and often-photographed Oak Alley in Saint James Parish will leave you in wonder of the 300 year-old oak trees that line the path to the gorgeous white house. Learn about the history and culture of the region, while dreamily walking in the trees. Sip a Mint Julep during your guided tour of the Big House, and suddenly you’ll be living in a different time.

Day 4: St. Francisville, LA

The original settlement of Bayou Sara was destroyed by flooding and fires. Many of the structures were hauled up the bluff to St. Francisville, where they still stand. The southern charm is evident as soon as you walk past the Spanish moss-covered trees between touring their historic homes, beautiful churches and taking pictures with your friends in their breathtaking parks.

Day 5: Natchez, MS

Natchez Indians and the first French explorers shared this beautiful piece of the river for many years. Officially founded in 1716, Natchez is the oldest city on the Mississippi River. Wherever you go, you’ll experience another piece of history, including unique shops, restaurants, museums and the historic homes of Natchez.

Day 6: Vicksburg, MS

Civil War history is alive in Vicksburg, Lincoln’s ‘Key to the South.’ This vital river port city has since become a rich historical visit for tourists who want to learn about the battles of Vicksburg, as well as visit their museums.

Day 7: Baton Rouge, LA

The Capital of Louisiana offers a unique look at the history and flavor of the state. If you’re looking forward to practicing your French skills, beware: the locals speak a specific version of French only found here.

Day 8: Nottoway, LA

Explore the largest remaining antebellum deep south mansion in this included tour of Nottoway Plantation. This mansion is three floors, 64-bedrooms, and has 22 white square columns, contributing to its nickname, ‘The White Castle of Louisiana”.

Day 9: Disembark in New Orleans, LA

 

2017 Memphis to New Orleans Departures:

Antebellum South:

March 26th, Apr 9th, 23rd, May 7th, 21st, Jun 4th, 18th, Sept 10th, 24th, Nov 5th.

Fares start at $1899 pp/do ($2699 Single)

Thanksgiving Festival:

November 19th

Fares start at $1999 pp/do (Single $2999)

Holiday- Christmas Markets

Dec 3rd

Fares From $1799 pp/do ($2699 Single)

Holiday- Christmas Markets (10 Day)

Dec 17th

 

DAILY ITINERARY

Day 1: Overnight Deluxe Hotel in Memphis, TN

Day 2: Embark in Memphis, TN

Board the American Queen this afternoon before our steamboat departs Memphis at 5pm.

Day 3: Greenville, MS

Deep in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, on the banks of Lake Fergusson, just a short drive from the home of the blues, Greenville’s waters grow writers. The creative energy of Greenville has produced writers, singers, gardeners, and more. Learn about Greenville’s contributions at the Greenville History Museum, as well as other cultural centers and historical stops in Greenville.

Day 4: Vicksburg, MS

Civil War history is alive in Vicksburg, Lincoln’s ‘Key to the South.’ This vital river port city has since become a rich historical visit for tourists who want to learn about the battles of Vicksburg, as well as visit their museums.

Day 5: Natchez, MS

Natchez Indians and the first French explorers shared this beautiful piece of the river for many years. Officially founded in 1716, Natchez is the oldest city on the Mississippi River. Wherever you go, you’ll experience another piece of history, including unique shops, restaurants, museums and the historic homes of Natchez.

Day 6: St. Francisville, LA

The original settlement of Bayou Sara was destroyed by flooding and fires. Many of the structures were hauled up the bluff to St. Francisville, where they still stand. The southern charm is evident as soon as you walk past the Spanish moss-covered trees between touring their historic homes, beautiful churches and taking pictures with your friends in their breathtaking parks.

Day 7: Baton Rouge, LA

The Capital of Louisiana offers a unique look at the history and flavor of the state. If you’re looking forward to practicing your French skills, beware: the locals speak a specific version of French only found here.

Day 8: Nottoway, LA

Explore the largest remaining antebellum deep south mansion in this included tour of Nottoway Plantation. This mansion is three floors, 64-bedrooms, and has 22 white square columns, contributing to its nickname, ‘The White Castle of Louisiana”.

Day 9: Disembark in New Orleans, LA

 

 

Photo Credit: American Queen Steamboat Company